In his latest mock draft, Baseball America’s Jim Callis has the Astros selected Oklahoma RHP Jonathan Gray with the first overall selection. He cautions that Houston could look to cut a deal with another player and spread the draft pool savings around on later picks. Stanford RHP Mark Appel and San Diego 3B Kris Bryant are projected to go second and third overall to the Cubs and Rockies, respectively. The mock draft is free for all, by the way.
The Yankees have three first round picks, and Callis has them taking Notre Dame 3B Eric Jagielo (#26), New Jersey HS LHP Rob Kaminsky (#31), and Texas HS OF Billy McKinney (#33). Click the links for my write-up of each player. That would be a pretty great haul and it might represent the most realistic best-case scenario for tonight. Callis also connects New York to Mississippi JuCo SS Tim Anderson, North Carolina HS RHP Hunter Harvey, Florida RHP Jonathon Crawford, California HS RHP Phil Bickford, Indiana State LHP Sean Manaea (who might have a labrum tear in his hip, according to Callis), Stanford OF Austin Wilson, Tennessee HS RHP Kyle Serrano, Oklahoma HS C Jon Denney, and Georgia HS OF Josh Hart. So basically everyone.